Combining different aged chickens

buffyandhersisters

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I have five 2 month old chickens and 2 laying hens (maybe 6 months old). Can they all eat the same thing? Right now I have them separated, so the young ones can eat medicated chick mash and the hens can eat laying crumbles. I'd like to get them all in the same coop though. When can the little ones eat the laying crumbles as well?
Thank you!
 

silkiechicken

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Often it is reccomended to wait at least 4 months or till the first egg to let the babies eat layer, that said, providing your medicated feed only contains amprolium (a thiamine blocker), you can feed them all chick food. Just put oyster shell on the side for the layers.
 

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